Woman in wheelchair fatally struck by SUV while crossing Brooklyn street


KENSINGTON, BROOKLYN – Police said a woman in a wheelchair died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle on a street in Brooklyn on Sunday night, according to WPIX.

The incident happened on McDonald Avenue near Webster Avenue in the Kensington section of the borough.  According to investigators, the 68-year-old victim was crossing the intersection at around 1:30 p.m. when she was hit by a 2016 Lexus SUV.

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.

The 73-year-old driver of the SUV remained at the crash scene.  The driver’s sister, a front-seat passenger at the time, was quoted in the report as saying the driver swerved to avoid another car before hitting the victim.

The NYPD’s Highway Investigation Collision Squad is investigating the cause of the accident.  At this point, police do not suspect any criminality in the case.

Neighbors told WCBS the victim lived in a group home a short distance from the crash scene.

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